Communities, big and small, are the richer for having a strong arts presence. Organizations, such as those listed here in Powell River and Texada Island, work hard and volunteer many hours to make sure the arts remain integral to our communities.
In Honour of Volunteers
MLA Neil Simon reads poem in the Legislature.
Art Council founder Ann Nelson with Alan Brown.
Powell River Council for Arts, Culture and Heritage
The Powell River Council for Arts, Culture and Heritage, known simply as the Arts' Council, is a registered society with a mission to enhance the quality of life and creative vitality of the people who live in the Powell River region, including Lund, Texada Island and Savary Island.
Begun in 1998, the Coast Culture Alliance is a registered, non profit network of arts, cultural and heritage groups, as well as individuals, working to enhance the economic well being and cultural vitality of the Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Lund. The CCA produces a monthly events calendar for distribution on the Sunshine Coast as well as the annual Purple Banner Studio & Gallery Guide.
The Cedar Art Bench Public Art project provided 25 cedar benches to celebrate the Society’s 25th anniversary.
A non-profit organization which operates the Malaspina Exhibition Centre at Malaspina University-College, a registered public gallery which provides a venue for local artists and a showplace for a variety of visual arts.
17 Powell River musicians put on a concert to raise money for the victims of the 2004 Thailand tsunami.
Started in 2004 by local artist, Alfred Muma, the Powell River Studio Tour is an annual event in August that provides a showcase for visual artists from Lang Bay to Lund. Free to the public, the Tour produces a printed brochure and online map of the Tour.
A fully insured, non-profit organization, the mission of TACT is to support, encourage, and nurture the arts, culture and tourism on Texada Island. It is also the umbrella organization or the major events on the Island.